Tax treaties are based on a set of common principles designed to eliminate double taxation that may occur in the case of cross-border trade and investments. The current network of bilateral tax treaties dates back to the 1920s and the first Model Tax Convention developed by the League of Nations. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation … More The Multilateral Instrument and the future of bilateral tax treaties
According to a recent report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Indian e-commerce industry is expected to touch the US$38 billion mark by 2016. This growth will be driven by increasing internet and mobile penetration, discounts, convenience and value added services, which have grown multifold, from US$3.8 billion in 2009 to US$23 … More Taxation reforms for E-commerce can be a growth enabler
There is no denying that as tax professionals in India, majority of our lives revolve around tax litigation. The moment a notice is received from the tax department, more often than not when we are already choked with other work, the team goes into a tizzy. The feeling only gets compounded, if the notice is … More Ever thought of managing your tax litigation with just a click?
“As one more Indian fiscal year ended, it was yet again time to think of the various tax and fiscal developments in our country. On the airplane returning from an overseas trip in the first week of the new fiscal year, the familiar and comforting voice of the lady pilot announced the landing in Mumbai.
The Finance Minister, in his Union Budget 2015 speech, had announced the Government’s intention to reduce the corporate tax rate from 30% to 25% over the next four years, and phase out or rationalize various tax incentives. In November 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) released for public comments a draft proposal to … More CBDT roadmap for phasing out tax exemptions
The tax world is changing at a rapid pace. Tax planning is being closely scrutinized and monitored, and tax evasion is not tolerated. The use of offshore jurisdictions to minimize tax liability is being frowned upon and the regular exchange of information between jurisdictions is becoming the “new normal.” The US, in 2010, enacted The … More Tax transparency: New reporting requirements